Arthur & George On Masterpiece
Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) stars as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, in a three-part MASTERPIECE Mystery! adaptation of the novel by Julian Barnes. Outraged by injustice to an Anglo-Indian solicitor, the famed author uses the methods of his own fictional detective to get at the truth. Co-starring are Arsher Ali (The Missing) as George Edalji; and Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey) as Alfred Wood, Sir Arthur’s real-life “Dr. Watson.”
The Sunday Telegraph (London) proclaimed that Arthur & George is, “thoroughly enjoyable … Clunes proves exceptionally winning as the widowed writer and sometime crusader for justice, Arthur Conan Doyle.”
Based on true events, Arthur & George is adapted from the acclaimed novel of the same name, which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. The series airs in three episodes on MASTERPIECE, Sundays, September 6-20, 2015 at the special time of 8pm ET on WSKG.